Just because the day of your birth does not make any difference, it does not mean that the same is true for your season of birth. Nowadays, various scientists across the world are gradually building up a small but increasingly persuasive body of evidence that there may indeed be some correlation between the month in which a person was born and their characteristics.
There are numerous things which affect the baby’s development in its mother’s womb. The nutrition of the mother certainly plays a vital role, with babies born during famines tending to be frailer than those born in prosperous periods. Even in developed countries, where food is abundant, the mothers who have diets poor in Vitamin C or D, or protein can affect brain or heart or bone development. Seasonal viruses such as the flu — can harm the mother’s health as well as the fetal development. Pregnancy in the winter, when the days are short and the nights are long, can lead to seasonal affective disorder in mothers, with low serotonin levels in their brain possibly resulting in similar flaws in the babies.
A large number of recent studies in the last six years have been made to extend the findings to humans. In these studies researchers profiled the temperaments of college students and grownups and then traced back to their birth seasons, trying to determine certain seasonal patterns.
Spring: Congratulations all you born in the months of March, April and May, since you score high on the hyperthymia scale — which is in fact very good. Hyperthymia is general optimism, when a person is able to see every down as a opportunity for an up. But there is a price to that since persons born in the spring are also more exposed to the very opposite of hyperthymia: clinical depression. A massive 2012 study from the United Kingdom involving 58, 000 participants showed that those born in May have the ground zero rates for this condition. November persons have the lowest chances for becoming depressed.
Summer: It’s mostly glad tidings for June, July and August babies. You can breathe easily, as there won’t be any SAD for you guys. Summer persons carry some of the hyperthymic characteristics like spring people, but this can be offset by cyclothymia, a rapid shift between high and low moods. Yet, this is probably not a warning indication of a bipolar disorder, since the rates of this disorder are the lowest among people born in August.
Fall: whether the cause is the abundant nutrients available during this season, or the fact that the long nights and seasonal winter diseases have not yet occurred, people born in autumn not only have low rates of depression, but are similarly less apt to develop bipolar disorder. There is only one glitch in the people born in autumn: they do get irritated easily.
Winter: Buckle up, winter babies, as things could get rough during this time of the year. Among the challenges that people born in the winter are facing are higher rates of schizophrenia, depression bipolar disorder and SAD. That may be a lot to bear, but there are several things that compensate: winter persons are less irritable than the ones born in the autumn. Furthermore, according to a 2015 study involving 300 celebrities, January and February are the right months to be born if a person wants to be famous since these months are in correlation with creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills.
To be clear: none of this information means that you should try to time your baby’s birth for a particular season. And none of these findings mean that a birth month is a strictly conclusive factor. There are of course, many cranky pessimists born in March and a lot of October people who are always imbalanced. Finally, one’s personality is influenced much less by the season one was born in, and much more by all the things one experiences during various seasons of their life.